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Lesotho COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Lesotho

Lesotho

Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Friday 4 September 2020

Public Health (COVID-19) (Risk Determination and Mitigation Measures) (No. 3) Regulations, 2020

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The Minister for Health has issued regulations with effect from 24 August 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that close the borders of Lesotho, require businesses to comply with certain restrictions and require people to stay at home and wear face masks when in public places.

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Gazette Number: 70

Notice Number: 68

Publication Date: 24 August 2020

Effective Date: 24 August 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Legal-Notice-No.-68-1.pdf

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


Last Updated: Monday 1 June 2020

COVID-19 Information Pamphlet

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The Health Education Division of Lesotho has issued guidelines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that outline screening processes for persons entering Lesotho from areas affected by COVID-19, explains what the symptoms of COVID-19 are and outline measures that can be taken to prevent its spread. 

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Publication Date: 1 June 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-COVID-19-APRIL-PAMPHLET.pdf

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


 

Information on Self-Quarantine for COVID-19

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The Health Education Division of Lesotho has issued guidelines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that explain that persons who have been to a COVID-19 affected country or have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 infection must self-quarantine for 14 days at home even if they have no symptoms.

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Publication Date: 1 June 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-COVID-19-Quarantine-APRIL.pdf

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


 

Interim Guidelines on the Use of Non-Medical Mask in Public Places

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The Director General of Health Services of Lesotho has issued guidelines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic that recommend the use of cloth face masks in public places where physical distancing is difficult to maintain and give directions for their use.

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Publication Date: 1 June 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Use-of-Masks-Guide-1.pdf

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


 

Public Health Act: Public Health (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020

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The Minister for Health of Lesotho has issued regulations to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic with effect from 6 May 2020 that require all persons to remain at home except to acquire or provide essential services or attend a funeral or religious service, require employers to take steps to reduce transmission of COVID-19 among employees and customers and restrict transport capacity and alcohol sales.

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Published in terms of Public Health Order (No. 12 of 1970).

Notice Number: 41 of 2020

Publication Date: 6 May 2020

Effective Date: 6 May 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/LEGAL-NOTICE-NO.-41-OF-2020.pdf

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


Last Updated: Monday 6 April 2020

Declaration of COVID-19 State of Emergency Notice, 2020

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The Prime Minister of Lesotho has published the Declaration of COVID-19 State of Emergency Notice, 2020 (the "Declaration").

The Declaration provides that a state of emergency exists throughout the Kingdom of Lesotho in respect of the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

The State of emergency came into operation with effect from 18 March 2020 and amongst others:

-details which essential services shall continue to operate and which businesses shall remain closed
-prohibits all forms of activities and gatherings, except for funerals and
-states that all persons shall not be allowed to leave their places of residence, except in extreme circumstances.

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Published in terms of Constitution of Lesotho, 1993

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.gov.ls/documents

Copyright: © 2018 Government of Lesotho


 

 

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